Whether they're honoring their actual moms or their wives raising their kids, country artists are taking time to recognize Mother's Day this Sunday.
Some country artists' mothers were vital to launching their child's music career. Take the mother of The Band Perry 's three Perry siblings for example. She actually served as the bus driver for the group in the early days sitting behind the wheel of their 35-foot motor home with a trailer attached.
"She could back that puppy up anywhere," says Kimberly Perry of her mom's RV driving skills. "I mean, that was, like her claim to fame was that she could drive that thing."
The Perry's mom isn't the bus driver anymore, but she still travels with her kids on the road.
-- Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum can also thank his mom for supporting his music career from the start. Charles and his brother, artist Josh Kelley , would practice their music constantly around the house. Mrs. Kelley put up with the loud noise and made sure they had the instruments they needed too.
Charles says, "Anytime we needed something, she made it happen. And so, we owe her a lot. She’s definitely the reason we’re playing music."
-- Eric Church 's mother serves as a source of inspiration as he continues his climb to superstardom. Eric describes her as by far the toughest person he's ever met.
"She’s just tough, and just one of those type people that’s been through a lot in her life, adversity wise and never complains, always very resilient with anything that happens to her," Eric says.
Eric has looked to his mother's positive attitude in rough patches in his life and career too.
He explains, "With career, she’s always been a person that’s very positive through times that I couldn’t find a positive.
-- Darius Rucker still looks to his mother for guidance even though she's no longer living.
"I think that’s the main reason I am the way I am, is I have this innate fear of disappointing my mom," Darius says. "I have a fear of her looking down from heaven and going, 'Man I’m just disappointed in my son.'"
Darius says the thought of ever disappointing his mother just kills him, so he lives his life in a way where she wouldn't have to say that to him.
-- Dierks Bentley plans to step up and really get his wife Cassidy something great for Mother's Day. She's always back home taking care of their two daughters while Dierks performs on the road.
He says, "Anyone that tours and has kids and a wife back home, it’s tough man. It’s a lot of work."
Though Dierks is still working on that Mother's Day gift, he says, "She deserves something great."
-- Justin Moore is also paying tribute to his wife Kate , who does a great job taking care of their two daughters too. Justin and Kate have been together since they were young, and he says, "It's been pretty neat to see her morph into a different figure."
Justin adds that he always knew Kate would be a great mom, but seeing her in action as a mother has exceeded all his expectations.
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